Government Contract | South Carolina

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000567510


Agency Bid No. Title: 5400010958

Received Date: 05/11/2016

Close Date: 06/02/2016

Purchase Type: 07/19/2016 End date: 07/18/2021

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 05/13/2016 02:00 PM, Questions Due By Optional 05/13/2016 05:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Background:To assist State Agencies with recruitment of employees for high-level and hard to fill positions, the Materials Management Office and the South Carolina Department of Administrations Division of State Human Resources seek Contractor(s) to provide executive search services. The searches will quickly fill key senior level positions with qualified candidates reducing or eliminating prolonged recruitment processes or selection of unsuccessful candidates.State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education seeking to utilize this contract shall submit a justification and receive prior approval from the Department of Administration, Office of Human Resources before contacting the Contractors. Political Subdivisions (i.e. cities, counties, and other local public procurement units) may use the contract at their own discretion.The Contractor(s) will support efforts by State Agencies and other UGUs to find qualified candidates in a timely and efficient manner. UGUs will choose from the awarded Contractor(s) to provide support for each search.The Contractors shall be responsible for conducting searches within the State of South Carolina, and/or nationally, for qualified individuals to be employed by UGUs on an as needed basis. Searches may be conducted for hard to fill positions including but not limited to Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Senior Level Administrators, Senior Level Academic Positions, and Executive Compensation positions. Typically, these positions will be those in State pay bands 8 and above or unclassified positions.The Contractors will be notified by the UGU of the need to conduct a search for open positions. The UGU will provide the job description(s) and salary range(s) for open positions. There are not any defined positions at this time. The total number of positions to be filled during the term of the contract is not known.The Contractor (s) may be requested to meet with the UGU and/or a search committee prior to initiating any search in order to understand the opportunities and needs of the UGU as well as to get an impression of the members thinking and attitudes.The Contractors shall invoice the UGU for a flat fee in order to initiate the search services. The amount of this fee will be deducted from the final invoice if a presented candidate is offered and accepts employment with the UGU.The Contractor(s) shall recruit highly qualified, diverse and distinguished candidates (particularly individuals who might not otherwise apply) utilizing the best practices of the search firm industry, seeking candidates from the known pool and from suggestions made by the UGU. It is anticipated that this activity will range from the circulation of announcements in professional journals to extensive personal contacts with the prospective candidates.The Contractors shall only submit qualified candidate(s) with the background and necessary experience to carry out the duties and responsibilities set forth in the job descriptions provided by the UGU.The UGU may post open positions and fill these positions without using the services of the Contractor.If the UGU employs a candidate for a position and the candidate was (a) earlier produced by the Contractor in a previous authorized search and (b) interviewed by the UGU during the previous search within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the hire, then UGU will negotiate a price with Contractor that must be lower than the awarded percentage of the annual salary offered to and accepted by the candidate.The Contractor will present a minimum of three viable candidates for each position. Viable candidates are those who meet at least all of the minimum requirements for the position as defined by the UGU and whom the UGU deems as acceptable candidates. The UGU will make the final determination as to whether or not to interview the Contractors candidates.The Contractors (s) shall, upon request, provide personal interaction with the UGU, including providing reports which outline candidates identified for the position and how they were identified (i.e., via direct contact by the search firm, through nomination, or by self-application.

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Product Code: 96130

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of South Carolina-Department of Administration

State: South Carolina

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, South Carolina, 29201



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